LEADERSHIP

Encouragement To Carry On

Feeling guilty? Like your sin has caused something negative? Consider this: If your life was really to experience the full ramifications of your sin, you’d be dead. So if you’re breathing, you’re experiencing grace, regardless of the measure. Rejoice there! Feeling tired? Like you’re not sure you can take this Read more…

LEADERSHIP

Mentor Up

Not sure if you know this, but someone’s following you. Right now. Don’t look around. They might not be in the same room as you. But they’re there. They’re thinking about you, watching your social media posts, observing you in church, glancing at you across the office. Whether you know Read more…

creatives

Leadership Tactics

One of yesterday’s highlights was having US Army Operations Officer Zack Wiley bring his wealth of knowledge to our table at New Life. Very humbling to have man that organizes operations and logistics for an entire battalion honor us with his insight. Translating it to the church world is exciting Read more…

BOOKS

Out In Front by Kirk Gilchrist

My dear friend and senior pastor just released his latest book this week, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for him and for those who read it. It’s chalk-full of hard hitting life lessons, glacial nuggets of wisdom, and often startling arguments to some of church culture’s more common assumptions—ones Read more…

business

Loss Judging

In the arena of business, I’ve met a lot of people who start off conversations by asking future employees or other entrepreneurs how much money they’ve earned. The discussion could include additional possessions, like cars, boats and houses, as if these are medals awarded for valor on the field of Read more…

culture

Measure What You Ingest

Can you recount ten notable headlines of news articles that you’ve read over the last thirty days? Probably not. Don’t worry, neither can I. But can you recall a point that moved you in a book from the last ten years? You probably can. That’s because reading intentional long-form works Read more…

culture

China Bound

Tomorrow morning at 3:30am, I begin the long voyage to China. I’m excited to see a new land, one which I’ve read so much about. But I’m sad to be leaving my family, and will miss deeply. For the interests of security, my mission will remain simply that I’m going Read more…